CORRELATION OF PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY WITH PHYSICAL STATUS OF PATIENTS

  • Salwa BDS, Msc, Isra Dental College, Hyderabad Isra University.
  • Salman Shafique BDS, FCPS, Isra Dental College, Isra University.
  • Abdul Ghani Shaikh BDS, MSc, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sc
  • Aamir Mehmood Butt BDS, FCPS, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sc
  • Muhammad Rizwan Memon BDS, FCPS, Chairman and Associate Professor, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sc.
  • Kashif Ali Channar BDS, FCPS, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sc
Keywords: Dental anxiety, Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale (DSA), Physical status, ASA grading

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of patient’s physical status with preoperative dental anxiety. This cross-sectional study was performed at the Oral Surgery Out Patients Department of Isra Dental College, Hyderabad, Pakistan from 16th November 2017 to 15th January 2018. After taking patient’s consent, the patient’s age and gender were noted and a detailed medical history was taken. The physical status of the patient was graded according to American Society of Anaesthesiologists grading from the acquired medical history. The patients were then requested to fill a prestructured proforma based on the Corah Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) prior to their dental procedure done to evaluate their anxiety levels. The data so collected was analysed using SPSS version 21. Results showed females and younger age groups were more anxious as compared to males and elderly. Pearson correlation test denoted a statistically significant and negative correlation, between Physical status of the patient and dental anxiety. It was concluded that females and young patients were more anxious and patients with comorbidities were less anxious prior to a dental procedure as compared to the physically healthy ones.

Published
2020-03-15
How to Cite
Salwa, Salman Shafique, Abdul Ghani Shaikh, Aamir Mehmood Butt, Muhammad Rizwan Memon, & Kashif Ali Channar. (2020). CORRELATION OF PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY WITH PHYSICAL STATUS OF PATIENTS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 40(1), 31-36. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/520
Section
Oral Medicine